Archive for December 7th, 2014

Message in a Bottle Travels 22 Years, From Sweden to Panama

In 1992, Erik and Lina Runestam, a brother and sister in Sweden, along with their friend Christoffer Hogstrom, wrote a message and partially burned it to make the letter look like an old dip pen message written on parchm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Message-in-a-Bottle-Travels-22-Years-From-Sweden-to-Panama/

Maxx And Crossbones - He's More Than Just A Pretty Face

Maxx and Crossbones by Dann MatthewsHe's got a face only a mother could love, or at least we assume he does since he's always wearing that strange mask of his, but if you're looking for good looks you should look elsewh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Maxx-And-Crossbones-Hes-More-Than-Just-A-Pretty-Face/

Ten Incredible Acts Of Heroism by Ordinary People

Chris Garcia (l) and Temar Boggs (r)Sometimes news items that make us feel positive about humanity are scarce. Particularly when current events are rife with upsetting situations, it's good to read about people...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Ten-Incredible-Acts-Of-Heroism-By-Ordinary-People/

This Functional Flamethrower Is the Size of a Wristwatch

Adam Wibler's Pyro is an amazing gadget that looks and acts like something out of a James Bond movie or My Little Pony. It's a wrist-mounded device that shoots fireballs up to 10 feet away from the user. It...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/This-Functional-Flamethrower-Is-the-Size-of-a-Wristwatch/

Bring Hollywood Home With These 35 Classic Movie Inspired T-Shirts

Some people can't stand watching television, others don't dig video games, but everybody likes the movies. When Hollywood brings a story to the big screen people show up in droves to see the latest in cinematic storytell...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Bring-Hollywood-Home-With-These-35-Classic-Movie-Inspired-T-Shirts/

Star Wars: The Golden Years

Filming for the first Star Wars movie began in 1976. The actors weren't kids back then, so they've certainly aged a lot in the intervening 39 years. Now, in The Force Awakens, Luke, Han, Leia, Lando, an...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Star-Wars-The-Golden-Years/

The Whitney Plantation Museum

A few months ago, we posted a story about how many Southern plantations gave tours that whitewashed their histories and made life there seem genteel and aristocratic. Today marks a step in changing that. The Whitney Plan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/The-Whitney-Plantation-Museum/

Traffic Light Lets You Play Pong

Sandro Engel and Holger Michel are interaction design students at HAWK University, a college in Hildesheim, Germany. They wanted to discourage people from running across busy streets. So they found a way to make waiting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Traffic-Light-Lets-You-Play-Pong/

1964 Auditions for The Addams Family

Cast of The Addams Family These 1964 photos are of auditions for the television series The Addams Family, which ran from 1964-1966. John Astin, who played patriarch Gomez Addams, was cast before th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/1964-Auditions-for-The-iAddams-Familyi/

Grumpy Old Robot

(John McNamee/Pie Comic)Preach on, robot! Kids of all forms, organic and metallic, don't understand how fortunate they are. Back in my day, when a robot tried to kill me, it was only after I had walked t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Grumpy-Old-Robot/

The Worst Driver in Calgary

[http://youtu.be/HYcsW48HHXM] (YouTube link)Warning: the following video will cause frustration and possibly hair-pulling. The car is fairly small. The parking lot is not crowded. There is snow on the ground, but it does...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/The-Worst-Driver-in-Calgary/

Colossal Crustacean

Biologist Forrest Galante was free-diving for lobsters off the coast of Anacapa Island, California when he found the grand daddy of all lobsters, a Paciific spiny lobster weighing 11.5 pounds and estimated to be 60-70 ye...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Colossal-Crustacean/

Idjits - The Supernatural Sound Of Exasperation

Idjits by DooomcatBobby sometimes wondered why he kept running around with those Winchester brothers, especially because between the two of 'em you'd have a hard time making one brain, but when the supernatural stuff hi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/Idjits-The-Supernatural-Sound-Of-Exasperation/

The Adventures of Pringle

Pringle is a fashionable and adventurous bearded dragon who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He lives the high life, playing games, going on outings, and dressing up for the camera. And he’s very popular!Continue rea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/The-Adventures-of-Pringle/

The Sicilian Bar in The Godfather Is Still Open for Business

In The Godfather, Michael Corleone murders two enemies, then flees from New York City to hide in Italy. He goes to the a small town in Sicily and meets a pretty woman named Apollonia. He approaches her father at...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/07/The-Sicilian-Bar-in-The-Godfather-Is-Still-Open-for-Business/




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